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they're going to stand off riot police break up large crowds of protesters and with tear gas after prime minister aired on urges an end to ongoing protests within twenty four hours. strikes in rallies held in greece against the shutdown of a state broadcaster to cut costs but there's little coverage as no one's on air reported locally. iranians ready to head to the polls friday we look at how the presidential race in the islamic republic is different though from those in the rest of the world. three pm in moscow i'm matras
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a good to have you with us here on r t our top story two weeks on and police continue their violent crackdown against demonstrators in once again deploying tear gas this is turkey's prime minister said authorities will rid istanbul's taksim square of what he called troublemakers within twenty four hours the ruling party though says it may hold a referendum on a controversial redevelopment plans for nearby gezi park which sparked the unarrested to begin with or he's a really good go has more from istanbul. actually has seen the largest number of crackdowns than any other city in turkey for the past two weeks or wednesday it was kind of the repetition of what happened before was the real people have diverged from a group of protesters who were there initially and then weird off towards the u.s. embassy where police have used tear gas and rubber bullets against them to squash the momentum of the protests that has been happening in ancora obviously this is the capital that's where the seat of the government is though does look like this is the main cause for the police brutality that we're seeing there people from all walks of life having to have been arrested or somehow receive applications for
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their participation in the protests which aired on said will have to be over within twenty four hours that at this point the protesters have. to pack up their tents and abandon gezi park they were offered to carry out a referendum for the force the people out on the street said that is a joke that one kind of a friend could possibly talk about when we have already made it clear that we want the park to stay and they don't want to go there too long said during the meeting with representatives of the protest movement although even within the people out in the park or there is an increasing feeling that the people who are actually meeting with their no one don't really represent them like the people haven't really been camping out there for weeks there seem to be some sort of dialogue which obviously seems to have led nowhere several lawyers have been arrested for protesting the police crackdown on tuesday which have been in istanbul course they're. also going to the streets protesting those arrests as well saying that this is no kind of democracy where people can be arrested just for supporting
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a cause and to go even further than that we have to remember that there are several channels in turkey which have been fined for showing the brutal police crackdown on taksim square on tuesday so this again goes to ties in with one of the major grievances the protesters have with their two on and that is his suppression of free speech and a real crackdown on the on various media outlets in the country but it doesn't seem like it's going to end anytime soon the protesters that we have spoken to insist that they will stay here until their demands are met and everyone obviously doesn't seem like he's going to budge so we're in for a rather tense situation here in turkey where towards war and he's running out of patience protester are you gay boy says she doesn't see any sign of the rallies ending anytime soon. i don't see it and all of a sudden twenty four hours just because prime minister was willing so he has been actually talking about this for the past two weeks and none of the protesters none
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of the original purpose if i'm guessing have left the park i think it's all i have to do with the police for the past few weeks once the police retreated from jackson square there was no violence it was very peaceful it was very cheerful and in fact the park it's up almost had like a festive feeling to it but as soon as the police was back and violence came back to the part that came back to the area around the park i don't think the government is taking it seriously and psych that you know out is blaming everything that's been happening in turkey on the protests this type of economy is getting affected by this the fact that some sectors getting affected by this and the fact that the truck is getting a bad image is affected by the protesters and he is just always possible figure for all of this and i'm just really afraid that none of the compromise or any other kind of compromise is going to be on the table anytime soon turkish police have been heavily using tear gas often mix with pepper spray on the protesters over the last decade the country's increased its imports of the chemicals fifty four human rights groups are very easy alarm pointing to the excessive use of force by
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security services artie's polly boyko looks at the possible long term effects of the crackdown. an all too familiar sight to many europeans and your stereotype protests in greece spain. and germany. gay marriage demonstrations in france and now antigovernment protests in turkey whatever the occasion for these european governments tear gas is the answer here gas was invented in part to shut people up in thinking about you know this is where where communication meets politics we're talking about a technology a weapon that actually inhibits people from being able to speak that enters into the throat that enters into the lungs that forces people to kind of disperse so it is actually a technology that is the complete opposite of what freedom of assembly and freedom
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of speech look like vision of a convention perhaps it's the use of tear gas in international war and yet it's perfectly legal to use against civilian populations the problem with all of these agents is their talk sisterly and the long term affects work primarily on sort of if you like primary job. and we know very well that the d.c.s. of those other gases affects differentially people all people who are pregnant people who are sick and children the past eighty years have seen reports of lost eyes cranial damage and even death as a result of tear gas canisters it's still somehow legal somehow ok for companies manufacturing tear gas to call themselves non-lethal meanwhile the canisters come with labels on them that say this is deadly this could be deadly and the how is that even ok you see the tear gas being used increasingly been extensively particularly because of the intense civil unrest which is developing across your
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position is out of the economic crises you see if you greece you see it in spades it's really it's not just. what's been happening in turkey and the. weapons which are inevitably the weapons of. the regime which is attempting to suppress the. protests of people behind these gates is where it all began at the porton down military research base in england's rural will show c.s. gas was developed and tested is secretly in the one nine hundred fifty s. since then it's become a profitable industry sold to police forces the world over in the form of tear gas and pepper spray in the past four years britain has sold almost as much tear gas to europe as it has to the middle east so it's a weapon system it's manufactured barring a number of companies and for those companies it's obviously extremely profitable to be to be selling the more civil unrest the more shoes the more they're selling
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american for more money that make america what we would size arms to use but profit must never ever ever come before human rights so what we really need is governments to ensure that when the last thing the stuff by all stopping distances of any takers supplies of any tickets where there is a clear risk as in the case currently in turkey that goes back to be used in the suppression of a few minutes westminster is currently reviewing the export licenses to turkey in light of the istanbul disturbances but for those worried about it's increasing use c.s. gas is merely a symptom of more fundamental issues surrounding democracy in europe why are there so many people dissenting right now why is it that we've had such a breakdown in supposedly democratic countries that we can no longer have any kind of mediation or dialogue with their population what kinds of failures of representative government are we seen that that where we go is should we poison
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them with tear gas or should we what take out machine guns and tanks against them what happened to all the other. range of things that exist between having a conversation and poisoning a population plenty see london. protests are mounting in greece after the government pulled state t.v. and radio off the air in its latest cost cutting move labor unions launched a twenty four hour strike at midnight while journalists across all greek media have walked off their jobs and definitely social media is reporting about a huge rally happening near the company's headquarters in athens right now although because of the strike is international media hasn't been able to witness it staff at the broccoli close broadcaster who've been struggling to continue their programming on the internet saying their signal in athens is being blocked by
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a known sources thousands that have been rallying outside the company headquarters in athens in support of its more than twenty six hundred employees who were shown the door it all started tuesday night when he r.t. television presenters were cut off in the middle of their broadcast screens suddenly went blank across the country with transmitters gradually closing down a few hours after the government main unexpected decision to shut down the country's main broadcaster the dramatic unplugging of your teacher good or evolved in the ruling coalition with some members condemning the move george culture gallus professor of international law thinks the authorities are clearly losing control. the majority of the group. this is the end of today we may soon as a blue book a sea of course to be independent. for our society in my opinion it's actually an act of very very soon the government is facing i fear you are. right by this attempt to do to
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distract the political appearance from towards another goal as you know we are leaving now we know very dire economic situation so it's good government for its inability to control the situation. to act like about you know decisions that even its allies have to other part of this. political coalition are disapproving. meanwhile greece has been downgraded from a developed economy to one of the so-called emerging markets by morgan stanley archy's max kaiser says governments are tending to make huge mistakes so they try to tackle the financial woes but are still managing to profit from it take a listen. to the economic theory of hoops. create expensive facts on the ground and normalizes what otherwise would have been willingly accepted by citizens and consumers
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a complete rubbish many new markets are opened and told was erected by those with the connections to get away with. my bad economics is too bad for everyone else let's move on to another giant story many have covered this but it's interesting to compare it to the whole global financial and banking system banker falls asleep on keyboard at work accident for is two hundred ninety three million dollars a german bank employee was supposed to transfer just sixty two point forty euros from a bank account belonging to a retiree but instead fell asleep for an instant while pushing on to the number two on the keyboard making it a huge two two two two two two two two year order. and still to come here on r t deep cover on the internet we examine how americans are starting to protect themselves from sweeping government surveillance and the reaction those security revelations are causing around the world stay with us.
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enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television. now with your mobile device you can watch on t.v. anytime anywhere. thanks for staying with us fourteen minutes past the hour now edward snowden's revelations are worldwide surveillance by the u.s. has many americans taking privacy protection to their own hands turning to encrypted online communications now to prevent the n.s.a.'s so-called prism program from tracking that tens of thousands of also cited a petition calling on congress to reveal the full extent of domestic spying programs artie's marine important has more. america's national security elektra onic surveillance program known as prism has no doubt ignited global outrage however the pervasive and top secret spying system approved and allowed by the
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obama administration also appears to be motivating journalists and average internet users to immigrate over to the deep web where the national security agency's almighty virtual reach purports to be powerless whether users can break out of prison by opting out of apple's safari and skype and switching over to alternative for pyar terry software that's anonymous not indexed and leaves no cyber footprint some of those online companies include tor browser bundle duck duck go crypto cat and a bit message given president obama's indefinite war on whistleblowers and the justice department's recent a.p. and fox news scandals experts say that now is the time for journalists most importantly to learn how to scramble their phones and dive into the n.s.a. free deep web and then from there you can go to the regular and. where you're
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coming from you're just. reading. the road is being encrypted. that really should be thinking this way now is the realization how we can go first and foremost. that joins us. now according to the guardian journalist glenn greenwald and n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden set up a secure encrypted communication system back in february which snowden would later used to send the top secret documents belonging to the n.s.a.'s prism program the electronic frontier foundation has published an online guide indicating a significant amount of ways in which. people can opt out of prison is also one of eighty six organizations that are demanding for legislators to move to curtail the
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n.s.a.'s programs civil rights advocates are encouraging individuals to join a call by signing a stop watching dot. evening website had garnered sixty four thousand signatures reporting from new york. the n.s.a.'s boundless informant program that tracks information collected from around the world to a rage across europe the color coded maps show that germany was among the most spied on countries with chancellor merkel expected to discuss revelations with president obama in berlin next week a german member of the european parliament said the surveillance reminds him of the infamous stasi secret police in the former east germany his colleague from neighboring austria says they were appalled by the revelations saying washington is doing whatever it wants italy's privacy chief also expressed concern over the actions saying it would be illegal in his country and egyptian freedom activists was shocked at how much his country was targeted for information as well another
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year when van de camp told my colleague that he's worried nobody knows exactly what the u.s. is doing with the data. the data is supposed to be about potential security threats but is it possible though that the american national security agency is using the spying to get clandestine information perhaps like economic secrets for example that the real problem at this moment we don't know exactly what the americans are doing with darpa and especially that i will try to see. and i think they are a good you rating a little bit in there a security policy if they want the data of the american citizens for me it's ok but no european without our approval according to a number of different international analysts america's national security agency
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does not report to anybody even the president of the united states aid someone that it should be held to account towards it's very strange that you collect data especially of european citizens and that at the end nobody is responsible for the collection of data so at least the united states and president obama has to make clear to you. what they are doing with these how they stalk them for how long and what is the purpose or if there are collection and i think we have to correct this the european citizens have to be protected for foreign secret surfaces. when more stories are a click away on our law online on our website r t dot com including the threat to the skies al qaeda link mali rebels could possess missiles left over from the war in libya possibly capable of taking down a larger aircraft also online walked funs the devastated texas town of west won't
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get much of the federal money it needs to deal with the damage caused by a massive fertilizer plant explosion. two months ago dot com to find out why. iranians are readying to head to the for a changing of the guard the country will be welcoming a new president for the first time in eight years six candidates vying for the top job in the islamic republic with the first round of voting due to start friday but campaigning and the process itself have some noticeable differences from most other countries artie's marie if an ocean or reports from tehran. hours away from presidential elections still here are looking like it usually does business p.t.b. that people have a traffic it's barely noticeable but iran is a special moment in history you will not see many benner as a posters in iran ahead of the country's eleventh presidential vote but that's not because the us have beaten the way people vote in the run is significantly different from what western people used to experience. if people see
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a campaign poster they will start thinking they spend lots of money on that where does it all come from and they will draw the conclusion that someone a bank or an organization funds the candidate and that means when a candidate takes power feel will have to give back the money he will owe them and with such strings attached he'll be never free people will never vote for a politician like that one. but the reason we for candidates to run most cost grassroots space going to change with people handing out flyers advertising different political problem sad that some voices to complain they face obstacles in reaching a larger public intellectual peoples who have the right access to enjoy life with things more than two million people lawyers in the loop so. it is much easier to communicate with them but the people in more rural areas we need more more trying to get through them this is the. weak point of.
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this year for the first time ever iran had live t.v. debates between candidates for months to face some internal and external criticism but the dissidents maintain that despite the new fun you know it's still better to give it a try rather than have a name debate we're told is the presidential legs above from thirty years ago three decades so you know we had you know monarchy and you know so it's all. new we are learning and trying to. make better and better every year iran is one of the people islamic states in the world follow in a muslim dominated traditional guidelines is also essential to lean in hearts and minds of the voters to his jaw up a candidate who cannot go against their religious or cultural tradition you cannot change the way women where he jobs and asked for taboos on foreign policy issues
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you cannot come out and say iran will become a friend of the us or israel mohammad says these restrictions are aimed at protecting the national character of the elections and have to deal with considerable pressure from outside the country you cannot go against values even democratic countries can do that but perhaps if we weren't under so much pressure from foreign countries that only want to change the government of iran our campaign could be different that you have but not all agree to heart of five of the politicians become more and more distanced from people because the gap is wider and wider and whole election is not more and more like an important matter this is why i will not be the protests that followed to do thousand and nine elections are still fresh in the memory of many iranians during the unrest between thirty and seventy people were killed hundreds others injured thousands arrested after people staged really is calling into question to me just victory with a majority of sixty percent may think less people will go to the polls this year as
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they fear violence but the number of those who is to consider the election a positive development is just as significant as down the nation you know most law mixtape not saudi arabia nor could they ever have elections like we have in those countries it's more like someone has appointed them to a post for the outside of elections in iran may seem unusual a different medical from what's come to be the norm in the west but if you look closely you can see a picture that is familiarly in many countries a public divided in who they want to vote for and forced. make the tough decision. the notion of hot seat to iran iran the pros and cons of the iranian election system take center stage in our worlds apart program with exxon a boycott full episode of the debate show airing in an hour here on our t.v. take a look compared to the iranians this is not the best but it's not the worst even there what did she do that constitution to do on people the best you can do is we
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cannot under the countries you. i mean out of some other stories making global headlines this hour starting with afghanistan or six police officers believed to have been shot dead by their colleagues at a checkpoint in the southern helmand province two other policemen assigned to the checkpoint found missing with their weapons and vehicles earlier this week a police officer opened fire and killed seven others in the same province so-called insider attacks among afghan and nato forces have become a common part of the insurgents' violent campaign to win back power in the unstable country. the u.n. says at least ninety three thousand people have been killed in syria since the start of the conflict there the world body estimates at least five thousand of them die every month critics say the figures could be higher as many deaths remain unknown reported yesterday alone claims of syrian rebels could be behind the
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killing of more than sixty shia muslims in the syrian village of hotline sparking fears more extremists are joining opposition forces. look out if you're traveling in europe today disruptions intensified as railway workers staged a strike of their own following the example of the air traffic controllers whose protests has caused more than eight hundred flight cancellations in the last two days railway employees oppose the or reorganization of state rail companies up to seventy percent of train service is expected to be canceled. more news coming up in about a half hour's time up ahead abby martin and breaking the set stay with us. you know when i was in school they would tell us stories about that other goofy
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economic system in the eastern bloc and about why it was doomed to fail they tell us how terrified communist bureaucrats would work very hard to give the illusion of a fish and see when their bosses were in town essentially out of fear they would try to convince the state that everything was just fine they promise of a fresh coat of paint on some stuff bump up their numbers in the books and get employees to put a smile on for the cameras so they wouldn't lose their jobs yeah this our teachers told us was a sign of true doomed economics rolling the clock forward twenty or thirty years the bosses of the current global economic system are in town and many locations around the upcoming g eight summit in northern ireland are doing their best to hide their economic downturn from the media according to our t.v. news the government of northern ireland has spent two million pounds dealing with derelict buildings some of these buildings have simply been knocked out but some have been spruced up like butcher shops with images of meat stuck over the windows to hide their barren interiors or the now famous local office supply store which
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contains no office supplies at all but it sure does look nice and i guess that's what counts spending two million pounds to hype economic downturn from the g eight and other eyes whether than spending it on actually you know improving the local economy seems like doomed economic practices to me but that's just my opinion. little. little. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous bad luck i don't get any i mean family and the town i know that i'm stealing really miss. the old story so personally apologize it's. worse cheaper to live through the
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white house of a. radio guy and call it a minestrone. what clothes were about to produce never seen anything like this until a. welcome break in the set i'm abby martin well antinuclear energy activist in california are celebrate the closure of the senate over a nuclear plant but what many people are having this is a victory as new questions are rising new concerns have surfaced like who will front the bill of the estimated three billion dollars it will take to close the plant and of course there's the question over what to do with the estimated three million pounds of radioactive fuel stored at the site feel that so radioactive in fact that containment center for this type of material doesn't even exist of course and begging the question of the.

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